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GLENN McCULLOUGH: Automotive industry drives job creation in state

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:56:02 GMT

A little more than a decade ago, Mississippi had never produced a commercial vehicle. Today, about 4 million vehicles assembled in the state are on the road around the world, and production is showing no signs of slowing.




Camp Shelby Museum to help celebrate Mississippi's bicentennial on Gulf Coast

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:12:42 GMT

The staff at the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will be headed to the Gulf Coast soon to help celebrate Mississippi's bicentennial. It will take place at the old VA Hospital, which was the site of a Mississippi centennial celebration in 1917.




Sample flavors of Gulfport via Tasty Tours

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:40:14 GMT

A group from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park pose for a photo in Fishbone Alley along with Tasty Tours owners Wendy Fairley, left, and Jessica Adams. Tasty Tours co-owner Wendy Fairley hands out samples of Tamale Shack's tamales while tour participants enjoy the morning sun at Lighthouse Park in Hancock Bank Plaza, downtown Gulfport.




Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton v. Roberts

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:21:29 GMT

PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF NEWTON and Dr. Bernard Boka v. Tyteanna D. ROBERTS, Individually, and on Behalf of All Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Tina Roberts, Deceased 1 and the minors savings clause.




Students putting powers of persuasion to work to help Humane Society

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:54:14 GMT

West Wortham Middle School gifted students, clockwise from top right, Aiden Stepro, Brianna Plunk, Camyrn Crosby and Trayton Smith tried their hand at photography Thursday at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Gifted students from West Wortham Middle School worked as amateur photographers Thursday and took pictures of some of the animals at the Humane Society of South Mississippi shelter.




Mississippi wheat: Struggle to find positive news

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:48:51 GMT

Mississippi farmers planted about 60,000 acres of wheat late last fall. The market outlook remains bleak with little hope for much improvement.




Bill Crawford: Legislators' inaction adds to plight of local retailers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:50:02 GMT

JCPenney announced it will close five stores in Mississippi communities -- Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Meridian, and Oxford. Earlier Sears announced three closures in Columbus, Jackson, and McComb, with more to come.




Wea re the only state with this law a " but a no one has timea for it

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:42:39 GMT

Mississippi is the only state in the country that prohibits parents from having copies of their own youth court or child-welfare case records. The Sun Herald reviewed the statutes of all 50 states, as well as the American territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and found that only Mississippi has such strict confidentiality laws governing the disclosure of youth court and child-welfare records.




interactivesExploring the a Two Americasa NarrativeThe data is more...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:25:07 GMT

With the election of Donald Trump, pundits and protesters alike have sliced the United States into two Americas: urban and rural, millennial and boomer, the haves and the have-nots, and the crowd favorite, red and blue. But the data show a more complicated picture.




South Mississippi felony arrest mugshots from Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:58:00 GMT

Bobby Darrell Waldrop Jr., 26, was arrested March 23, 2017, by Jackson County Sheriff's Office on a charge of aggravated assault. Demarkese Kwamae Bilbo Williams, 27, was arrested March 23, 2017, by Jackson County Sheriff's Office on charges of possession of a controlled substance and probation violation.




Counties across region see steady growth in new census data

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:40:44 GMT

A number of counties in Northeast Mississippi have grown steadily in the last seven years with several counties in the region seeing some of the most significant growth in the state, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, which are released annually, show general data for county and metro-area populations, but don't show specific information such as age, sex or race.




Rare flag and constitution to be exhibited at Amory museum

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:13:34 GMT

A couple of important artifacts of Mississippi history will come to Amory for a brief visit toward the end of March to commemorate the state's bicentennial celebration. To celebrate the bicentennial year, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, with grant support from the Mississippi Humanities Council, is touring the state with Mississippi's 1817 Constitution and the rare 20-star 1818 United States flag.




Ugly God interviewed by Nardwuar, playing shows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:13:54 GMT

Rising Houston rapper Ugly God probably doesn't want you to take him too seriously. Here's an excerpt of a Pigeons & Planes profile on him: For those unfamiliar with Ugly God, here's some context: the 20-year-old, self-ascribed meme rapper uses consistently ludicrous lyrics in his songs about butts, masturbation, and cartoons.




WWII gallery at Camp Shelby museum to open Tuesday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:58:08 GMT

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby is set to reopen a popular gallery that's been closed for renovations. The gallery, along with the rest of the museum, was closed about two years ago for a $2 million renovation.




What Does 'Ms.' Stand For?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:33:15 GMT

Without context, grouping the letters 'MS' can stand for a lot of things. It shows that someone completed a Master of Science degree.




And the Winner of the South's Best Tailgate Isa

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:51:21 GMT

In October 2012 Southern Living launched its first annual The South's Best Tailgate competition to officially determine which school had the region's ultimate pre-game celebration. Your number one pick: Clemson University.




Jerry Joseph Announces Iraq Refugee Benefit Concert At Brooklyn Bowl

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:09 GMT

This spring, Jerry Joseph, critically acclaimed songwriter and international touring artist, is traveling to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to perform and provide music education to refugees living in camps near the city of Sulaymaniyah. To raise money for the trip, Jerry be playing three benefit shows with his band, the Jackmormons, and very special guests, two on the US west coast at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR on April 1 and at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA on April 2 and one on the east coast on May 1 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY.